This post is being written on a computer at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington, and that's 99% because there's no wifi in the apartment yet, and 1% because I really don't want to write this from my phone.
Yes indeed, I've officially embarked on the journey of "living on my own" (sorta) for the summer, and an educational experience it has been. For the first six days we lived there, we didn't have hot water or gas because, being the bushy-tailed, bright-eyed 20-somethings that we are, none of us thought to call the utility companies before move-in day. Even with the struggles, my friends and I are having an awesome time decorating and making the place ours for the next few months (next step: run to Lowes to make copies of keys).
I've also started working my new job at EMS, and that's been a blast. I've worked three days so far, and during my last shift while getting trained on how to fit shoes, a coworker fit me in a pair of REALLY comfy lightweight hiking boots, which I proceeded to wear around the store for the next 20 minutes. Playing with outdoor gear = life's simple pleasures.
Coming up in just a few weeks I'm off to Delaware with Mike Brown for the Firefly music festival, and I'm in the midst of trying to get involved in a community sailing program on Lake Champlain for the summer, and hopefully a little volunteering as well.
Thanks for reading!